Lipstick on a Pig? Actually… (2008)

There are more than a few parallels my 2008 political short about Sarah Palin, “Lipstick on a Pig? Actually…” are relevant again. First off, it’s presidential election season again. The new candidate that I support happens to be female, emphasizing that gender had nothing to do with it. Thirdly, among the countless reasons why not Read More …

Shared from Vulture: Why Latino Movie Stars Have Never Been More Necessary

This article paints a great picture of the difference between “above the line” and “below the line” filmmakers, and how one group seems to finally have been allowed to enter, and the other, barely a step. I’m referring, of course, to Latino actors, specifically in lead roles. The first two “recent” films that ring a Read More …

Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (2007)

During the current ongoing flooding crisis in Louisiana, it’s all too reminiscent of what occurred one decade ago with Hurricane Katrina. During that disaster, we participated in a poverty-under-the-stars co-university event between CSU Monterey and San Jose State, with a PSA generation goal of creating 100,000 jobs for the victimized residents of New Orleans. Learn Read More …

Shared from Vox: Rio Olympics 2016: 6 winners and 5 losers from a scrappy but impressive opening ceremony

Did you happen to hear who was behind last night’s comparatively meager budgeted-yet-still fantastic production for the Rio Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games? It was Filmmakers Fernando Meirelles and Daniela Thomas! The former is an Academy Award nominee for such works as City of God, while Thomas has helped direct such works as Read More …

Shared from Mubi: Edgar Wright’s 1000 Favorite Movies

Have you ever seen “Hot Fuzz”? “Shawn of the Dead”? “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”…? If not, you’re already missing out on some of the greatest films to hit the scene in recent cinema, thanks to filmmaker Edgar Wright. He almost always collaborates with fellow writer and actor Simon Pegg. Long story short, Mr. Wright Read More …

Shared from IndieWire: What Is The Best Short Film Ever Made? — Critics Survey

E-Columnist David Ehrlich wrote a column with a question answered by a handful of film critics. Here it is: “This past weekend saw the release of ‘Lights Out,’ which is based on a horrifying short film. Shorts can have tremendous value, though even the best of them tend to fly under the radar. What is Read More …

My Teachers Are Aliens (1997)

Three middle school students become curious when all of their teachers unnaturally host a meeting in the computer lab. What they find out from investigating is rather shocking… This restored 6th grade project, initially edited on VCRs, was one of the very first movies for Thomas Productions from nearly two decades ago. Created for Kay Read More …

Shared from NewNowNext: “Golden” Short Film About Growing Up “Different” Spreads Love As It Goes Viral

“In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a friend asked me to put my short film, Golden, online so she can share it with some friends. If it can spread just a tiny bit of love in these devastating times, the film fulfilled its purpose. “Wherever you are and no matter how tough times are Read More …

Shared from Vulture.com: Black Actors Won More Awards at This Year’s Tonys Than in the Last 9 Years of the Oscars

Leave it to Broadway to show modern society how it’s done right. And of course… ‪#‎LinManuel‬ ‪#‎LoveIsLove‬ ‪#‎Hamilton‬ ‪#‎TonyAwards‬ ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite Read full article here: http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/black-actors-win-big-at-2016-tonys.html